How to "Propel" your Invisalign Treatment for Faster Results

Attaining a straighter, healthier smile is important to a wide range of patients, from younger teenagers to mature adults. Though traditional orthodontics (such as metal bracket-and-wire braces) is a proven and time-tested treatment, an increasing number of New York City patients are turning to the highly discreet and modern method of Invisalign. Clear Invisalign aligners incrementally move misaligned teeth until the reach their proper places within the smile. While this approach is often touted for its efficiency and accelerated speed, combining Invisalign with Propel Orthodontics takes fast-tracking a straighter smile to a whole new level.


As a leading cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. Marianna Farber of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York City, NY is helping patients achieve straight, healthy smiles at an even faster rate. She and our team expertly combine Propel and Invisalign technologies to expedite orthodontic movement of teeth to save patients valuable time, creating a properly aligned smile without a long wait. Read on to learn more about this revolutionary approach and gain insight into whether you or your loved one may be a candidate for Propel with Invisalign treatment.


Can Invisalign Address Your Smile Concerns?

As a modern and effective orthodontic solution, Invisalign may be ideal for a number of cases. New York City patients often turn to Invisalign to overcome problems like:


Small or larger gaps between teeth

Crooked teeth or overcrowding

Underbite and overbite

Crossbite and open bite


The Invisalign Process is Simple, Convenient, and Practically Invisible

The Invisalign orthodontics system works through digitally designed clear aligner trays that gently straighten teeth by improving tooth alignment. Customized into a series of upper and lower trays, Invisalign aligners are generally worn for about two weeks before being swapped out for the next set in line. Since clear aligners can be removed to allow for thorough brushing and flossing and when eating or drinking, there are no dietary limitations or struggles with keeping the mouth clean, such as often experienced with traditional brackets and wires. When performed as a standalone treatment, Invisalign often offers faster results (cutting treatment time by up to 50%) when compared with metal braces. But when combined with the advanced technology of Propel Orthodontics from Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry, New York City patients can enjoy the results of a straighter, healthier smile even sooner.


What Exactly Is Propel Orthodontics?

Propel Orthodontics is an innovative treatment approach designed to enhance and expedite the orthodontic process of tooth movement and stabilization. While Propel technology can also be utilized with traditional orthodontics, it is being paired increasingly with Invisalign to accelerate the treatment process. Propel for Invisalign works through a small device known at the VPro+™, which supplies high-frequency vibration to the teeth and jawbone when placed in the mouth. Patients wear this small device in the mouth at home (positioned between the upper and lower teeth) for only five minutes each day.


The VPro+ is a waterproof device that gives off high-frequency vibrations, which work to initiate bone remodeling (a process that occurs during orthodontic tooth movement) as teeth are guided through the jawbone to their ideal locations during orthodontic treatment. As a result, the teeth are able to move more quickly through the bone and at a more predictable rate. While the time commitment to Propel Orthodontics is minimal, the results can significantly impact the treatment outcome in a number of positive ways.


Benefits of Blending Propel and Invisalign Technologies

Dr. Farber is pleased to offer Propel and Invisalign to New York City patients to improve their overall orthodontic experience, maximize results, and cut their treatment time in half (in many cases). In fact, some patients only need to wear each set of Invisalign clear aligners for only one week, rather than wearing them for 14 days. Since treatment time is reduced, the number of dental visits is also minimized, saving patients who choose this option valuable time. Other benefits of blending theses two technologies include:


  • Improves seating of aligners over teeth
  • Reduces the length of orthodontic treatment
  • Minimizes orthodontic discomfort
  • Enhances predictability of treatment results
  • Ideal for teens and adult patients


Accelerate the Results of your Orthodontic Treatment

Incorporating Propel into an Invisalign orthodontic treatment plan is ideal for many patients. The VPro+ device can be a wonderful complement to Invisalign orthodontic treatment for teenagers and adult patients alike. If you or your family member have been considering orthodontic treatment but wish to avoid the challenges, appearance, and lengthy treatment time of traditional braces, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Farber at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York City, NY. She and our team are proud to bring the latest in innovative care to our patients and would love to help you enjoy the benefits of straight and healthy teeth. It is never to late to get the smile of your dreams!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.